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Kazuri Beads Factory

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Address: Mbagathi Ridge, Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Great cause, amazing products!

We love this place. We didn't do the tour this time around, but did make a point of buying jewelry there. After going to the Giraffe Centre and or the David Sheldrick Wildlife... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 25, 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

We love this place. We didn't do the tour this time around, but did make a point of buying jewelry there. After going to the Giraffe Centre and or the David Sheldrick Wildlife Sanctuary, Kazuri Beads is a must! It is close by a tour doesn't take long and their products are amazing.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Single mothers make clay beads and pottery. Factory tour is interesting and you get to buy the product right there. Proceeds go to helping single moms in Kenya

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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Success story for the locals. I purchased a number of gifts here and felt the quality and price had value.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Great place to learn more about the Kenyan society. Most of the women who work there (about 400 or so) earn $7 a day making beads and turning some of them into necklaces. Great way to support them.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

I went to this place on Saturday just when the women were about to finish their Saturday half day shift. Though they were about to close the factory when i came in. My guide was friendly and showed me the whole process. It is a simple factory where most of the process is by hand. there is a large variety... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

I was fortunate to visit factory to see women making beads. They create necklaces, bracelets and pottery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

This was a great outing. Seeing how the beads are all hand made. NO problem taking pictures. The ladies were friendly and the step by step process was very interesting. The prices int he shop were very reasonable. Interesting the ladies all get tea break... not a coffee break. Loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

The tour is free, we just tipped the guide. It was really interesting to see how the clay is made, how the beads are made, painted and decorated. The shop has lots and lots of items for sale, so difficult to choose and I think the prices are good considering they are all handmade. Definitely worth a visit.

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Nipomo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Wonderful handmade ceramic bead jewelry and at very reasonable prices. Huge selection and wonderful colors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

fantastic free tour of inspiring and beautiful beading. Beautiful finished work is higher quality than you might find in the local markets with prices to match. A brilliant couple of hours in a lovely part of town.

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